The GC32 International Class Association (ICA) is the driving force behind GC32 one design foiling catamaran racing globally.
The ICA’s main responsibility is to enforce the GC32 Rule, to ensure that the boats remain one design so that the playing field remains level at all times. The ICA also seeks to ensure that the highest levels of safety are not only upheld, but continually reappraised, across all aspects of GC32 racing.
It is the job of the ICA to liaise with race organisers and others official bodies. For example it was the GC32 ICA that campaigned for and succeeded in getting World Sailing recognition in 2017.
The GC32 ICA is also the forum between owners and crews of GC32 teams to share knowledge.
Active participation in the GC32 ICA by owners and team managers is encouraged to ensure the direction of the class continues in line with their requirements and wishes. It also determines the future of GC32 competition, any developments to the one design, as well as encouraging new participants, thereby maintaining the value of the fleet.
In the interests of maintaining the fairness of the racing, it is the Class Association’s job to regulate the rules.
Every owner or team is obliged to become a member of the GC32 ICA prior to competing on the GC32 Racing Tour, the Extreme Sailing Series or any other event officially sanctions by the GC32 ICA.
Aside from allowing GC32 owners to voice their opinions and being eligible to vote on Class Rule changes, class membership includes an annual GC32 measurement certificate, issued by the ICA’s Technical Committee.
The current officers of the GC32 International Class Association are:
President – Simon Delzoppo
Board Members – Pierre Casiraghi, Harry Spedding
Technical Committee: Jim Condon, Laurent Lenne, Guy-Roland Perrin, Christian Scherrer, Harry Spedding.
Class Manager – Christian Scherrer
Administration & Accounting – Ralph Scherzer